Basketball legend Ricky Grace to join son Jerami at Mandurah Magic

The Mandurah Magic men's side has been given a serious boost ahead of the 2020 SBL season, with Australian basketball legend Ricky Grace set to join his son Jerami at the club.

The Magic announced the signing of Ricky as an assistant coach yesterday, pairing him with former teammate and current head coach Aaron Trahair to offer the Magic's young stars a wealth of knowledge.

Ricky's resume in Australian basketball is as glittering as they come.

His induction into the country's hall of fame came on the back of winning four National Basketball League championships with the Perth Wildcats, where he became arguably the best player the franchise has witnessed.

He was the grand final MVP on two occasions, and was named to the All-NBL first team four times.

Ricky also represented Australia at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Ricky Grace, a legend of Australian basketball, will take on a coaching role at the Mandurah Magic. Photo: Hank van Stuivenberg.

Ricky Grace, a legend of Australian basketball, will take on a coaching role at the Mandurah Magic. Photo: Hank van Stuivenberg.

The signing sees him paired with his son Jerami, who enters his second season with the side having signed on midway through the 2019 campaign.

It didn't take the son of a gun long to impress in his first year with the team, as he compiled averages of 14.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game while still adjusting to a new league on the fly.

Currently training with the Adelaide 36ers squad, Jerami will join the Magic at the end of the NBL season.

The signings have the Mandurah Basketball Association looking eagerly to the future, as the side attempts to climb from the depths of the SBL ladder.

Jerami Grace will return to Mandurah for another season in 2020. Photo: Justin Rake.

Jerami Grace will return to Mandurah for another season in 2020. Photo: Justin Rake.

"Jerami is a rising star in Australian basketball and is a wonderful addition to the men's SBL team and the Magic family," club president James Waldeck said in a statement released on Monday.

"Another exciting announcement for Mandurah basketball is the signing of Ricky 'Amazing' Grace, a superstar of the NBL and the greatest point guard in Wildcats history.

"Ricky's achievements speak for themselves, his knowledge of the game, preparation and training experience is a priceless addition to the development and future of Mandurah Magic players of all ages.

"Get ready for the future, it's gearing up to be a cracker of an SBL season in 2020."